Clerks (Three-Disc 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition)
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|Format||Box set, Closed-captioned, Anamorphic, Color, NTSC, Collector's Edition, Widescreen|
|Contributor||Phil Benson, Al Berkowitz, Scott Schiaffo, Brian O'Halloran, Kevin Smith, David Klein, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier, Diana Devlin, Joey Lauren Adams, Lisa Spoonauer, Jeff Anderson, Zak Knutson See more|
|Runtime||3 hours and 16 minutes|
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Miramax Home Entertainment is proud to present this amazing, three-disc collector's set that includes two versions of the original indie classic, a killer, brand-new, 90-minute documentary -- "Snowball Effect: The Story Of CLERKS," and more never-before-seen bonus material than you can shake a salsa shark at!
Aimed squarely at its most devoted fans, the 10th anniversary DVD of Clerks is jam-packed with entertaining retrospective features. Kevin Smith's $27,000 film turned into one of the great legends of independent filmmaking, so it's only fitting that "Snowball Effect: The Story of Clerks" should be almost as long as the film itself, chronicling the film's rags-to-riches history in inspirational and often hilarious detail, from ominous flooding in Smith's New Jersey hometown as filming was about to commence, to the film's dream-like discovery at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994. The "10th Anniversary Q&A" is almost as good, since it reunites the entire cast and primary crew for an amusing, heartfelt, and occasionally confrontational reunion, including an on-stage reconciliation between Smith and cast member Jeff ("Randal") Anderson, who had fought over Anderson's claim to a cut of Clerks profits. (Smith admits he was wrong.) While the 10th anniversary commentary (with Smith, producer Scott Mosier, and costars Brian O'Halloran, Anderson, and Jason Mewes) is mostly a rambling waste of time, the archival materials are extensive and fun, amounting to what is essentially a scrapbook (including Smith's personal journals) about one of the scrappiest success stories of the 1990s. The "first cut" is appropriately rough (it was mastered from a VHS tape), but it gives Smith's loyal followers a chance to see the original, slightly longer version of Clerks that attracted so much enthusiastic attention among influential indie-film promoters in late 1993. Overall, this three-disc set is a valentine to do-it-yourself filmmakers everywhere, offering that crucial glimmer of hope that Smith's good fortune could happen again, to anyone with a camera and a dream. --Jeff Shannon
- Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 1 inches; 10.4 Ounces
- Director : Kevin Smith
- Media Format : Box set, Closed-captioned, Anamorphic, Color, NTSC, Collector's Edition, Widescreen
- Run time : 3 hours and 16 minutes
- Release date : September 7, 2004
- Actors : Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Joey Lauren Adams, Diana Devlin, Zak Knutson
- Producers : Kevin Smith, Phil Benson, Scott Mosier
- Language : Unqualified
- Studio : Miramax
- ASIN : B0002DRDBE
- Writers : Kevin Smith
- Number of discs : 3
- Best Sellers Rank: #53,367 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
- #7,151 in Comedy (Movies & TV)
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An example of the experiences the two clerks run into is a man who stops every person that goes into the Quick Stop to buy cigarettes. He pulls out what he claims is a person’s lung that has been decayed because of smoking cigarettes. He gets a small mob together and threatens to shut down the Quick Stop because it’s pedaling death sticks. It’s then revealed that he works for a gum company. Another time a woman with a small child asks Randal if he’s got a cartoon movie for her daughter. He tells her to wait as he has to place an order with a distributor. He then runs off a number of adult film titles right in front of the little kid.
The problem is what starts off as a quirky comedy eventually runs its course and starts getting dry with just a few exceptions. The conversations aren’t as interesting except for one scene involving Dante’s ex-girlfriend.
The View Askewniverse is one of the best comedy film series around. The first film Clerks, was the vision of Kevin Smith who maxed out credit cards and even sold his comic book collection to see it through.
The film is about Dante Hicks who has to work at Quickstop Groceries on his day off. He interacts with his best friend Randal Grave who works at RST Video and often messes with customers. And of course this film introduces Jay and Silent Bob, one of the greatest comedy duos around.
Over the course of the film, Dante has to deal with a chewing gum representative making an anti-smoking campaign, playing hockey on the roof, going to an ex-girlfriend's funeral, dealing with annoying customers, dealing with his ex-girlfriend Caitlin Bree getting married to an Asian design major, and his feelings for his current girlfriend, which ends with Caitlin accidentally having sex with a dead man and his girlfriend dumping him.
As for the DVD itself, a hallmark of ANY DVD with Kevin's name on it is the excellent value for your money -- you get not only the movie, but many concominant "bonus features" that are fantastic enough to warrant purchasing the DVD on their presence alone.
Another guaranteed feature of any Kevin Smith DVD is the "commentary" section (although there's one minor criticism I have on this point). Kevin, who invariably has many people connected to the movie (on-screen and off), leads a VERY funny running commentary (this applies not only to "Clerks," but any DVD). Side stories, heads-up pointers, and general analysis are all peppered with funny and insightful thoughts. One feels almost as if you were watching a favorite movie with a bunch of friends who are making an effort to ensure that you're in on the joke.
(Minor criticism time: One (unfortunate) side effect of a KS doing DVD commentary is his habit of naming what seems like each and every actor who appears on screen, no matter how minor. It can have the effect (and at times did have the effect on the Clerks DVD) of making it feel like you were watching a home movie. I don't care that the guy who watched Lenin's Tomb take a sandbox break owned the theater where auditions were held, nor that his wife played opposite Jeff Anderson's famous "I don't appreciate your ruse" scene. Still, it's a VERY minor point in the whole big scheme of things, although I note that Kev's still doing it even as recent as the Clerks: Animated Series DVDs (those are even funnier than the "Clerks" DVD, by the way)).
Whew. Ok, I'm done now, which leads me to wonder why I'm still typing. I'll just click something now.
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Clerks is the celebration of people with no talent or ambition, but truly funny and funnily true.
One day at the Quick Stop store as Dante's life gets flipped around and Randell does everything he can to upset every person who comes into the store.
The ordering of the videos had me crying with laughter.
DO NOT ORDER IF BAD LANGUAGE OFFENDS YOU!
There are a lot of extras with this. The documentary about the film was very interesting and it was good to see the original ending and also get a new commentary on the film.
At the talk given to celebrate its 10th anniversary it was interesting to see just how many fans there looked just like Kevin Smith.